Honoring veterans: A prayer was said for veterans at the annual Memorial Day service at the St. Francis County Veteran’s Memorial at the Forrest City Civic Center on Monday. Standing in front of the crowd are, from left, VFW Commander Harold Campbell, VFW and American Legion King Beasley Post 4 member Ed Chauvin and Legion Commander Jimmy Varner. Campbell said he was pleased with the crowd that made time to honor local veterans. Photo by Alan Smith.
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Taking a walk: A Cummings player jogs to first base after drawing a walk during last Friday’s 12-under girls’ softball game at Palestine. Cummings defeated First National Bank 9-8 in Palestine Youth League action. Photo by Fred Conley.
Youth games resume tonight: Oscar’s first baseman Summer Hess looks for her pitch during a recent girls’ 16-under fast pitch softball game at the Sports Complex. There were no youth baseball or softball games played Monday night due to the Memorial Day holiday. Action will resume tonight. The 16-under girls league plays Monday and Thursday nights. Photo by Fred Comley.
Monday, May 28, 2007
Class of 2007: A large crowd of family and well wishers packed Sam Smith Stadium Friday night to watch the Forrest City High School Class of 2007 graduate. Also on hand were members of the Forrest City School Board, Forrest City School District Superintendent Lee Vent and FCHS Principal Abbie Robinson. Photo by Alan Smith.
Honoring veterans: On Saturday, American flags were placed at the graves of local veterans in honor of Memorial Day. The event is sponsored annually by the local VFW and American Legion. Earlier this month, there was a call for volunteers to help, and Marie Sharp, left and Florence Elliott answered that call. The first-time volunteers place a flag at the grave of William M. Brown, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. Photo by Alan Smith.
Season opener: Forrest City shortstop Raymond Patillo (18) takes the throw from his catcher as a Harrisburg player slides into second base on a steal attempt. Forrest City defeated Harrisburg 1-0 Saturday at the Sports Complex. Photo by Fred Conley.
Directions: Forrest City American Legion Post 4 head coach Josh Mayes directs his outfield defense during Saturday’s home opener against Harrisburg. Photo by Fred Conley.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Final scrimmage: Forrest City football coach Rich Trail watches closely as the Mustangs work through their final spring scrimmage Thursday afternoon. The scrimmage concluded the two weeks of high school spring football drills. Photo by Fred Conley